Samsung paying for favorable product reviews

Samsung payola in action The close relationship between Android licensees like Samsung and journalists covering the consumer electronics industry has grown increasingly sketchy. During this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, non [sic] other than the Associated Press inked

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The Origins of Apple’s Move From PowerPC to Intel

Fantastic story about how Apple’s switch from PowerPC to Intel began: No one has ever reported that, for 18 months, Project Marklar existed only because a self-demoted engineer wanted his son Max to be able to live closer to Max’s

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PC Makers are looking past Windows

Nearly All Of Microsoft’s PC Partners Now Offer Google Chromebooks To recap, that’s Dell, HP, Acer, Samsung, Lenovo, Acer, and Toshiba selling Chromebooks with some vendors, like HP, offering multiple models. Remember when Microsoft ruled the computer industry with an

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Best Cheap Headset for the PS4

Quick Tip: Use your iPhone earbuds as a cheap stereo headset for your PlayStation 4. Just plug them in to the DualShock 4 controller. UPDATE:  After hearing a bit of buzzing with the iPhone headset, I took a tip and

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A Republican Halloween

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The iPhone’s Place in the Fortune 500

The iPhone Is a Bigger Business Than Coca-Cola and McDonald’s Combined iPhone sales in the last year exceed all revenue to Microsoft, Amazon, Comcast, or Google. The iPhone alone outsells Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, perhaps the world’s two most famous brands,

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Wow, you’re a real PC.

I think Microsoft vastly overestimates the perception of the term “PC”. In their latest commercial, Microsoft snarkily has Siri saying “Wow, you’re a real PC” to the competing Windows tablet.  I suspect most of the general public would associate the

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What is Microsoft’s mobile strategy?

Answer these three simple questions: What is Apple’s mobile strategy? To boost their hardware sales by making the worlds best mobile devices and software. What is Google’s mobile strategy? To boost their advertising revenue by featuring their services on as

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Office for iPhone: Microsoft hits the panic button

On June 10th, Apple announced iWork for iCloud, a web based suite of tools that allow users to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations from their browser. It works on iPhones, iPads, Macs and Windows computers. On June 11th, Microsoft announced

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Pinterest is a Social Juggernaut

Pinterest May Be Bigger Than You Think A late 2012 survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center revealed that 67 percent of American Internet users are on Facebook, 16 percent are on Twitter and 15 percent are on Pinterest.

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